UK Art

Welcome to the World of Raqib Shaw: An Extravaganza!

Karen Ruimy | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

Raqib Shaw is one of the most acclaimed and most collected artists at work today. He is defying the fashionable rigor of the minimalist. He is the complete antithesis, both in his life and even more so in the prolific, meticulous and extravagant art he creates.

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art 01 November 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The focus of this week's 'On the Streets' is on pieces of art in the public domain that are strong, thought-provoking but playful and are a constant reminder of the human desire to explore unknown horizons.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 48 - An Auction House 'After Hours'

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Banksy is all the rage in NY at the moment as he has blazed through the city graffittying hither and thither and stirring up a hornet's nest of opinion about what art is. The outgoing Mayor has ultimately spoken that all graffiti should be removed, but Banksy's celebrity means that people are trying to preserve the work. Complex indeed.

LOOK: Are These Paintings Worth Fighting Over?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Two paintings showing a kangaroo and a dingo will stay in Britain after an attempt to send them to Australia failed. Ministers stepped to impose an...

Previously Unknown Works Of Art Found In Nazi Art Stash

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

The treasure trove of artwork stolen by the Nazis and rediscovered in a Munich flat contains previously unknown artwork by Marc Chagall and Otto Dix. ...

Martin Finnin: Figures in an Abstract World

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Martin Finnin current exhibition, titled: Renegade Amongst the Dusty Nouns, at the John Martin Gallery in Mayfair skilfully recreates an abstract world that consists of figures, movement and memories.

Learning About Heraldry - Sophie Jung

Bob Chaundy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

This excerpt from ****So Yeah, 2013 by Sophie Jung gives a flavour of the kind of stream of consciousness ramblings in the audio that accompanies some of the works in her solo exhibition Learning About Heraldry. Words are important to her.

Priceless Artworks Seized By Nazis 'Found In Munich Flat'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A trove of around 1,500 paintings worth nearly £1bn, by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, have reportedly been uncovered in a Munich ap...

Bambi: The Artist of Contradictions

Josh Zitser | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Josh Zitser

Not too long ago, I came across a street artist called Bambi. Bambi, as an artist, fulfils the contradiction of being accessible yet profound, as does she many others. She's anonymous, yet world-known, having sparked the interest of celebrity fans such as Adele, Brad Pitt and Harry Styles.

Why Is This Oligarch Angry After Buying A £423,000 Statue?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko has sued an American art dealer for supplying a £423,000 statue that was nearly half as big as he expected. ...

Barbican's New 'Pop Art' Show Is Way More Than Just Popular

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Coco Jun

The Barbican's latest Pop Art Design show presents a fresh take on a movement spanning the 50s to 70s--the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the collaboration between the designers and artists responsible for shaping our postmodern attitudes.

Nature's Invisible Dances

Dr David R. Glowacki | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr David R. Glowacki

Understanding the invisible dances taking place on tiny scales in nature has profound impacts for our everyday lives. For example, understanding the dances of cells, molecules, atoms, and electrons allows us to make strides developing important technologies in areas like medicine and mobile communications.

Diptychs: Do You See What I See?

Sarah Hardy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Hardy

Then we come to Sam Irons' photography. The difference here being that he selects two images that seem worlds apart and sets them next to each other to challenge perception, leaving the viewer to grasp what the relationship is between the two and draw their own unique conclusions.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 47 - Caravan in New York

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am in New York, and yes, I am visiting another art fair- this one is the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York.

For Every Poppy's Petal, A Story of Remembrance

Ana Tzarev | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK
Ana Tzarev

To this day, I believe the Royal British Legion's legacy of providing necessary care to veterans and their families makes them one of the finest and most worthwhile charities.

No Time for the Olive Branch: Profile on Samia Halaby

Tam Hussein | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tam Hussein

Critics might accuse the majority of the Palestinian diaspora's work as being political, and by implication less worthy of praise. But Halaby embraces the label. "Semantics!" she says to The Majalla, "Don't be fooled: everything we do is political. Staying silent is political . . . Yes, my art is political."

First UK Show of Boris Chetkov to Open Russian Art Week in London

Theodora Clarke | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Theodora Clarke

Russian art is undergoing something of resurgence at the moment. You may have also noticed the sharp increase, especially in London, of exhibitions and galleries devoted entirely to Russian art.

On The Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art 26 October 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

With London Art Week over, it is time for our overdue summary of the street murals from around the world...

Meet the Artist: Stanley Donwood

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The Hang-Up team met with British creator, writer and Radiohead's in-house artist Stanley Donwood to chat about his upcoming exhibition and retrospective of rare works, his first impressions of Thom Yorke and being David Hockney's number one fan.

How to Unleash Your Creative Genius

Stephanie Holland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

There's no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. Yes, some of us have an obvious 'raw' talent, but the rest of us have the same potential for unlimited creativity as soon as we discover what our innate talent is.

Gustav Klimt's Influence on Autumn/Winter 2013 Collections

Jenny McFarlane | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny McFarlane

If you are anything like myself and many other art and design lovers, you may already be seduced by Gustav Klimt's sumptuous and romantic aesthetic. In fact, I am a little obsessed and have been ever since I was an impressionable teen.

The Forgotten Sex: Hermaphrodites in Britain Fight for Official Recognition

Martin Newman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Newman

The 33-year-old artist Xxxora looks, acts and dresses like a woman, but she knows she is more than that, being one of the 30,000 plus people in the UK born with ambiguous sex organs - male and female.

Is Your Muff Big Enough? Introducing Miss Pokeno and the Sisters of Perpetual Resistance

Bidisha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bidisha

I first discovered the work of artist Miss Pokeno at the Guildhall Art Gallery's ongoing Victoriana exhibition, which runs until 8th December this year.

In Conversation With... Dima Gorbunov

Hanna Flint | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

Dima Gorbunov is a young Russian artist making a name for himself in London's cultural landscape. Based in St. Petersburg, Dima has seen collectors take his creations across Europe, and his commissioned work become high in demand. Now the artist has imagined a beautiful story of paintings, that bring the cult of nightlife to canvas, at North London's C99 Art Project.

Art Cities of the Future - Now

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The book just launched: Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes showcases today's international artistic frontiers: where communities of like-minded artists are producing exceptionally experimental work. These twelve new centres for contemporary art are introduced through the eyes of curators deeply engaged in each city.